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'''Hubert Lederer Dreyfus''' (; born October 15, 1929) is an American Philosophy|philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests include Phenomenology (philosophy)|phenomenology, existentialism and the philosophy of both psychology and literature, as well as the philosophical implications of artificial intelligence. Dreyfus is known for his exegesis of Martin Heidegger, which critics labeled "Dreydegger". Dreyfus was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and is a recipient of the Harbison Prize for Outstanding Teaching at UC Berkeley. Erasmus University awarded Dreyfus an honorary doctorate "for his brilliant and highly influential work in the field of artificial intelligence, and for his equally outstanding contributions to the analysis and interpretation of twentieth century continental...
RegionWestern Philosophy
Era20th century philosophy|20th/21st century philosophy
Birth date{{Birth date and age|1929|10|15}}
Birth placeTerre Haute, Indiana
Alma materHarvard University
School traditionPhenomenology (philosophy)|Phenomenology
Main interestsPhenomenology (philosophy)|Phenomenology, existentialism, philosophy of literature, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of artificial intelligence
Notable ideasDreyfus' critique of artificial intelligence, postcognitivism, Heidegger's hermeneutic realismHubert L. Dreyfus, Mark A. Wrathall (eds.), ''Heidegger Reexamined: Truth, realism, and the history of being'', Routledge, 2002, pp. 245, 274, 280; Hubert L. Dreyfus, "Heidegger's Hermeneutic Realism," in: David R. Hiley, James Bohman, Richard Shusterman (eds.), ''The Interpretive Turn: Philosophy, Science, Culture'', Cornell University Press, 1991.
InfluencesMartin Heidegger{{·}}Maurice Merleau-Ponty{{·}}Michel Foucault{{·}}Søren Kierkegaard{{·}}Dagfinn Føllesdal
InfluencedPhilosophy of artificial intelligence, Richard Rorty, Mark Wrathall, Sean Dorrance Kelly, Charles Taylor (philosopher)|Charles Taylor, John Haugeland, John Searle, Taylor Carman
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